Trinity Floodway

More than tracks and trails

TRWD’s extensive flood risk management system encompasses Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and 27 miles of floodway levees built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along the Trinity River. Those structures provide vital flood protection to area residents and businesses.

In 2015, record rains nearly pushed TRWD’s lakes to their limits. When this happens, the district has a designated flood team that monitors rainfall and streamflows and manages lake releases until there is no longer a threat to the public. Our engineer’ experience and expertise in such situations also helps minimize the impact of heavy rainfall on the Trinity River as is moves through Fort Worth. TRWD engineers also work closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Enigneers to coordinate releases from Benbrook Lake into the Clear Fork of the Trinity River.

Riverfront Development Guidelines

The following design guidelines apply to developing and redeveloping areas. They are in addition to federal, state, or local jurisdictional requirements related to flood control and other related laws and regulations. These regulating entities may include additional and overriding regulations.
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26 Days Until the 26th Annual Trinity Trash Bash!

Trash Bash is coming up again! We’re looking to keep our records strong with this highly-anticipated cleanup. In an effort to keep evolving Trash Bash each year, we've added locations and designated official kayak launches [...]

August 21st, 2017|
 

Along the Trinity River

The Trinity floodway provides vital flood protection for Tarrant County as well as numerous recreational opportunities
Couple cycling on the Trinity Trails

The Trinity Trails System winds through much for Fort Worth and is one of TRWD’s most used recreational facilities.

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Seasonal Trout Stocking events kick off December 2018

S’more weather is just around the corner and you know what that means, the yearly trout stockings are coming to town! Once again, TRWD has partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) for these highly [...]

November 1st, 2018|
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